Justin Long goes back to waiting tables after losing the “I’m a Mac Campaign”
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it looks like actor Justin “I’m a Mac” Long is having trouble making ends meet since Apple’s popular ad campaign ended last year:
Actor Justin Long shocked diners at a popular New York City restaurant when he posed as a waiter. After finishing his meal at the eatery BLT Fish, Long got up from his table, purchased one of the restaurant’s t-shirts and began working as a staff member, much to the amusement of his friends.
A source tells E! News, “He just started picking up glasses, cleaning tables. One lady was asking him questions about the menu and he was just making up answers. His friends kept saying, ‘Make him work, give him a hard time.’ It went on for over an hour. He was really working. He’d come back in the kitchen, grabbing menus, filling waters, and asking questions. The chef was laughing at him. Justin was totally cool.”
According to witnesses, actor left all his tips to the other employees.
Oh, Justin, you kidder! It must be such a hoot to hang out with him. “Look at me, working like a commoner who does this for money!”
I don’t know. Even if I wasn’t a jaded (admittedly jealous) cynical bastard, I kind of think an hour is long way to go for a joke. Not that I really see the joke. I guess we should either be impressed that he is such a good actor that he is able to lose himself in his role to the point that someone might think he works at a restaurant (when he is dressed as an employee of that restaurant), or we should feel sorry for him that no one recognizes him without John Hodgman standing next to him.